When taking care of our own personal hygiene, we don't typically give much thought to each step of the process. However, if an individual is dependent on a caregiver to provide or oversee proper bathing, there are many things to consider such as safety, exposure to bacteria, skin health, wound care, and overall cleanliness. Kansas City Home Medical Supply offers tools and accessories to better ensure your home bathing procedures and environment are safe. A safe setting should be your top priority when providing care, and proper equipment can offer that sense of security.
The equipment you select for safety will be based on the specific needs of the individual. Safety equipment include grab-bars, shower chairs, shower wheelchairs, transfer devices, and more. These not only ensure the safety of the patient, but also allows caregivers to properly bathe individuals or provide the opportunity for individuals to bathe themselves without supervision. Be on the lookout for these safety areas.
Evaluate the accessibility of the shower or tub according to the individual's needs and how the caregiver may be impacted; then adjust accordingly. If you need assistance in determining what shower equipment you need to keep bathing safe for both individuals and caregivers, please contact us today.